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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / More on tires on: June 24, 2014, 11:07:01 am
I saw this on RV travel .com    Since this is one of our biggest concerns in traveling, might want to give it a view

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sparky
Houston
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / TOWING- cargo trailer on: June 24, 2014, 10:57:44 am
I looked at some of the previous post re towing.   Were planning a trip in which I need to haul about 1000lbs of the kids stuff up to Oregon. My plan is to rent a small cargo trailer (U-Haul,etc) for a one way.  The small one weighs 850 empty,, plus @1000lbs cargo +/- a few lbs,  added length @11ft.   Were in a 2350.  Since many of the parks and gas stops etc are pull through should have no problem driving and getting around. Trailer will have no brakes.  Do I need a trailer ball for the hitch?   Is the trailer light hook-up already set up on the back of the PC?  Any other suggestions will be appreciated. BTW am a rookie when it comes to towing.  If suggested will go find an empty parking lot and practice backing up if you think best.  Hoping that want be to necessary. tks
Sparky
Houston
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How I "fixed" the problem of the SHORT queen bed on: June 04, 2014, 07:25:25 pm
PICS
  LT   
    I also had heck posting pics on this forum,,, you have to really go step by step to post. Matter of fact if I wanted to post something now I would have to go back to the instructions to do it..  I have done a lot of RV projects,,, Since I usually did a lot of steps and pictures I posted them on a blog and then put link on the forum,,, was easier and also did not take a lot of space on the forum page. this is the blogger I used
https://www.blogger.com/home   thanks for you contribution
sparky
34  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keeping those flying pest out on: May 18, 2014, 11:36:48 am
I use some old pieces of window screen when I store the Beast..... just slap them over the vents they are over sized . push in the covers... of course only use them when in storage.. take them off when traveling... 
Sparky
35  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Storage Organization on: May 11, 2014, 10:38:50 am
Love the Zipper bags, great ideal  on the buy list..... I have two large packs that I store my travel stuff in and one to store the RV stuff in...Each pack has a notebook in it...   the travel bag has a notebook indexed and so forth for stops we have made, places we have been etc.. write notes as we travel,, type them up when we get back the put them in the notebook,,, can not tell you how many times we travel the same road and want to hit a certain spot..... I also print out any reservations we have and put them in the notebook  I also keep my Flying J book in their.. If we travel in our mini van very easy to take the travel bag with us
sparky
36  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning the Gray Tank on: May 11, 2014, 10:30:44 am
Barry
   I read a tip on another forum from old timer,, he uses Calgon Water softener in his tank... don't have the numbers of the mix,, it's like 1cup softener to gallon of water,, pours most of it down the black tank and some down the other drains.. claims the mix keeps the sides of the tanks SLIPPERY so nothing will stick to it... we are part time,, so I only put the mixture in when I do a flush   first time I flushed  lots of gunk, afterwards hardly anything...
sparky
37  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA in May??? on: April 30, 2014, 09:28:54 am
BH  could you write me direct   davidmsparks@gmail.com..... have a couple of questions and want bother everyone on the forum  BTW were you in Teslin  Sept 2012   I ran into a guy driving a 4 wheeler PC.. could have been you haha
sparky
38  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA in May??? on: April 29, 2014, 09:36:46 pm
Sorry about that Ron,,, maybe some day,,,, we do about 5/6 weeks,, I know a lot of people go all summer don't know if I could do that.. to much better half time hehe......we did a ton of driving the first trip wanted to see as much as possible... this time were going to take our time and spend extra time at a couple of places  Denali,  Kenai  and Jasper in Canada... just deciding rather to go early or late,, like I said last time we went in the Fall....
Sparky
39  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / ALASKA in May??? on: April 29, 2014, 10:16:40 am
Planning our next trip to Alaska next summer.  Our last trip we went late Aug to Sept. Loved it, no crowds, weather perfect(lucky) a  little cool. fall colors.   http://andysbigtrip.blogspot.com/    We had lots of advice and help on this trip.  This time we are thinking about going up mid May, get to Denali around the 25th and them meander down taking our time.. Has anyone traveled that early?  I also want to go a little earlier this time to do some Salmon fishing,,, got to fish for Halibut last time, but all the Salmon runs were over. Thanks for any tips.
Sparky
Houston
PS,,, You might notice I ask for a lot of help,,, I plan our trips out way ahead of time haha
40  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 21, 2014, 08:08:29 pm
Tks for tips,,,,  will have to keep RESEARCHING ,,,,  we always try to travel in cooler season, mid Spring, mid Fall... so usually miss the biggest crowds ( you would think people would be working and kids in school haha)(not anymore I guess)    I have found out you can read all the info on the internet, which is great, but never hurts to ask...when we went to Alaska I must have sent about a 100 emails to different people who were a great help when we traveled up there.  Wife uses a cpak and I don't have the battery power to run it all night,, how ever we are usually so tired I can not hear her snoring haha...
41  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 19, 2014, 08:53:21 pm
Just want to make sure I'm reading website correct Sequoia NP  NO HOOK-UPS,, surprising,,, You would think they would at least have elect and water,,,  wife and I don't care to dry camp too much,,, may do a day at a local park and then go do some hard core camping haha-- thanks for the sites will look them over
David
42  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / SEQUOIA NP on: April 19, 2014, 10:26:13 am
Planning a trip to Grand Canyon, Zion  then Sequoia NP... everything I read about Sequoia says plenty of campgrounds for RV but no hook-ups. Any comments or help appreciated.. Been to Zion and Grand Canyon so need mainly advice on Sequoia  thanks
sparky
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 19, 2014, 10:10:17 am
I try never to say anything about another manufacturer,,, but you get what u pay for,,, it is very easy to price the resale value of any RV,,  so take any RV  go back 3/4 years and see what it resales for.  This will give you a very good reason to buy a PC.   For what I paid for my unit I could have purchased a new unit, but I know 3 years from now could not get the same price. Bet I can sale mind now for what I paid for it... enough said.
sparky
44  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: April 16, 2014, 09:55:01 am
Your welcome re the report,,, we had a great time.... WIFI- some type of small cable box,, it worked off the cable some how,, we used a splitter(provided) so that we could watch TV also.... hook up was inside RV next to the plug for the tv/cable ,,, was not to hard to set up,,, need a lap top also...  we had to go to the Meadow (by the swimming pool) to get the unit,, no cost just sign and return... once hooked up worked very well...

sparky
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: April 15, 2014, 11:02:49 am
Wife and I love to have XM radio,,, also have a account with them.. I called and purchased a set from them for "free" with a contract. Had a radio/stero shop install, 85.00 bucks... If you look at my scan gauge picture installation, you can see where I had the radio installed on the cup holder area. We love having the radio. BTW,,,, keep the number to XM/Sirius to reset you radio,, I have learned that if you travel in different parts of the country you need to pick up the different signals,, so when we travel up North we do a reset on the radio
Sparky
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