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Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By travelin texans
RVparkreviews.com, rv parky, good Sams & several...

RVparkreviews.com, rv parky, good Sams & several other apps are all good choices to find overnight stops. But with all you are wanting to do in 14 days you won't need to many, you'll be driving...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By travelin texans
To me the risk of damage would be greater moving...

To me the risk of damage would be greater moving it in/out several times a year & finding a safe place to store it if you don't have the original packaging. Leave it in!
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By travelin texans
Just info for any newbies onboard! This is NOT...

Just info for any newbies onboard!
This is NOT a regulator, it restricts the flow to reduce the pressure regardless of what pressure the faucet has.
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This is an adjustable regulator, doe...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By travelin texans
Go tour one of factories sometime, that will make...

Go tour one of factories sometime, that will make a lot of the odd things you've seen make some sense. First the frames come onto the line upside down where all the plumbing, wiring (both 12 volt &...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By travelin texans
Sounds like you've lost one leg of the 50 amp...

Sounds like you've lost one leg of the 50 amp from either the pedestal or your wiring, new park I'd bet at the pedestal.
If you don't have a surge protector/ems, GET ONE ASAP!
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By travelin texans
Which means it not only protects against...

Which means it not only protects against surges/spikes, but a list of other possible electrical issues. Once it's plugged in & breaker turned on it takes 2 minutes +/- to check e everything before...
Forum: General RV Issues Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By travelin texans
I agree! If you wanted to block them in the...

I agree!
If you wanted to block them in the summer so not losing cool air would be ok, but to run the furnace be sure move them so it will draw warm air into the area of all the water lines &...
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-15-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,830
Posted By travelin texans
To make you feel better, we've bought 3 or 4 of...

To make you feel better, we've bought 3 or 4 of the portable picnic gazebos, first 3 were inexpensive & blew down quickly in the wind, #4 we paid some serious $$ for, had steel legs not aluminum,...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-15-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By travelin texans
As I said empty weights tell you absolutely...

As I said empty weights tell you absolutely nothing, so figuring hitch weights from empty weights also tells you absolutely nothing! To get accurate hitch weight figure minimum 20% of GVW of the rv....
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 10-15-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By travelin texans
We're on our 6th or 7th rv in the last 40 years,...

We're on our 6th or 7th rv in the last 40 years, the last 10 have been fulltime, 3 of those have been since retirement & YES they are worth it, there's no possible way we could've seen/done all that...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-15-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By travelin texans
Probably cheaper to buy the telescopic ladder...

Probably cheaper to buy the telescopic ladder shown earlier, much sturdier & more useful. Although if you're just needing a place to hang bicycles, lawn chairs or whatever, which is not recommended,...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-15-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By travelin texans
You have a 5.5' box on what? The truck may be the...

You have a 5.5' box on what? The truck may be the limiting factor in how big/heavy 5er you're looking at. DO NOT believe any truck or rv salesman on whether your current truck can handle any rv you...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By travelin texans
WRONG!! In the Sudurban water heater it is...

WRONG!! In the Sudurban water heater it is absolutely required.
As to "most remove them ASAP" have never heard of anyone in my 40+ years of rving doing that til now.
In fact most don't know it...
Forum: General RV Issues 10-14-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By travelin texans
X2, they are return air vents for the furnace...

X2, they are return air vents for the furnace which also help heat the water lines behind the basement walls.
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-14-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By travelin texans
My wife says she has 3 minimum requirements, city...

My wife says she has 3 minimum requirements, city water, 50 amps & sewer hook up, "we're living in this thing, not camping" she says.
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By travelin texans
My wife says she has 3 minimum requirements, city...

My wife says she has 3 minimum requirements, city water, 50 amps & sewer hook up, "we're living in this thing, not camping" she says.
Forum: New Member Check in! 10-14-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By travelin texans
IMHO, any 5er at or near 10k lbs you need a...

IMHO, any 5er at or near 10k lbs you need a diesel. The difference in fuel mileage or fuel cost will be only slightly different, but the towing ability of the diesel far exceeds any gasser. With the...
Forum: Technical Corner 10-14-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By travelin texans
I don't have the In Command system, but can't...

I don't have the In Command system, but can't understand of what benefit the tire pressures would be on a system that's used when the rv is parked.
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 10-14-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By travelin texans
Towing you'll need to figure, optimistically, 50...

Towing you'll need to figure, optimistically, 50 miles per hour, that's 30 hours of driving one way for a 1500 mile trip. If driving 10 hours per day, which when towing is a VERY long day, you're at...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By travelin texans
If the pedal doesn't come up on it's own you've...

If the pedal doesn't come up on it's own you've got a master cylinder or pedal linkage problem. If you're not comfortable with doing this type of mechanical work let the professionals do it,...
Forum: General RV Issues 10-14-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By travelin texans
Not sure about your rv but mine has a 2" duct...

Not sure about your rv but mine has a 2" duct into the underbelly to "help" protect it from freezing. No colder than it gets around Quartzite if yours is so equipped you shouldn't have any problems...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-14-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By travelin texans
0 When you say "all over Texas" & only 6000...

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When you say "all over Texas" & only 6000 miles to & from California, I'd have to say you'll miss most of Texas, it's almost 900 miles from ElPaso to the Louisiana border on I-10, 600 miles from...
Forum: New Member Check in! 10-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By travelin texans
We do now, in Arizona between Phoenix &...

We do now, in Arizona between Phoenix & Tucson.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By travelin texans
NO, NEVER! If they are rusted up, seized on...

NO, NEVER!
If they are rusted up, seized on use some penetrating oil to remove them then use some type of solvent to clean the oil off before reinstalling. A wire brush can be used if needed, but...
Forum: New Member Check in! 10-13-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By travelin texans
Welcome! Wife's brother & family lived in...

Welcome!
Wife's brother & family lived in Sugarland (New Territory) for 20 years up til a couple years ago & moved to Missouri City, we'll be there next week less the rv for a cruise out of...
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