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Old 01-18-2016, 10:43 PM   #29
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You can deploy the stabilizers without unhooking, you just can't level fore and aft without unhooking.
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Hi Mopar1973Man,
I agree the idea is to get away from everything...but I'm going from Valley Forge, PA to the Grand Canyon, and don't want to hit a campground every night. Just grabbing a pullout spot like that with the whole family and no power isn't something I can hang with yet as a noob. Not a knock on your method, I'm just not as advanced yet. I'm still on the fence whether I should buy a generator or not for the truck bed.

BTW-If anyone has any tips for a first time long trip like this, call them out. Not too proud to take experienced advice!

Thanks for the replies,
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I hated the generator idea. No you peace and quiet is loaded up with running generator in the background. I done that for 2 years and now the generator sits in my garage to never be used again. Solar / Inverter gives silent power and I can sit back and watch local TV or my just watch a DVD. Don't want to do that fire up the laptop and get some work done for my business or web development. Maybe just play a game. Anyway I've got 120V power. Even if its late I can fire up the inverter and use battery power without deploying the solar panels.

Parking. I typically look at near by cities/towns and start looking about 5-10 miles away from them. This way you more secure. Local punks and such are not going to drive a long distance to raise hell. Parking in a city or on the outside edge is not a secure thing to do at least in my book.

Kind of like once night I did park in a store parking lot and we were eating dinner and watch all the drunks and low life come stumbling into the lot. Doesn't make you warm and fuzzy. Tend to make me sleep with one eye open all night. Then i the wee hours listen to two people scream and argue over something.

Where I live now in Central Idaho my neighbors are over 500 feet away from me on both sides. It extremely quiet every night not even a vehicle on the highway. I sleep very well.
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I can ...(and do).
Because I'm special.

Care to enlighten us, or did you just want to do a drive by boasting?
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Because I'm special.
Care to enlighten us, or did you just want to do a drive by boasting?
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No boasting intended.

Judging by the posts on this thread it is apparent that I'm not the only coach owner who 'can and does" level his coach (both side to side and fore and aft), without unhooking their toad.

It's apparent that "I can ...(and do)" was not understood by everyone who read it.
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This discussion is in the Travel Trailer forum section, Mel.



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Oops!
That is a horse of a different feather.
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I began to think you were a little turned around.
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