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Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-15-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By PAtrailtrim
And on my Thor Axis it takes a good long time to...

And on my Thor Axis it takes a good long time to drain the fresh water tank. Consider opening taps and fill grey tank from the fresh and then dump grey tank.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,828
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Or an ocean going sailboat

Or an ocean going sailboat
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-03-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Ditto, release the tension lever on the bar. ...

Ditto, release the tension lever on the bar. That said, on 1 occasion, I had to use the hammer and screwdriver method to release a stubborn pin. Toad and rig were at an acute angle when I stopped.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-03-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By PAtrailtrim
WeatherBug is my go to. Works great in US and...

WeatherBug is my go to. Works great in US and overseas.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-27-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By PAtrailtrim
All this assumes that where you are camping has...

All this assumes that where you are camping has good wifi or good cellular coverage. Both can be dicey for a whole lot of camp grounds and locations.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,706
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Take care, vinegar and bleach will cause chlorine...

Take care, vinegar and bleach will cause chlorine gas. Toxic, very irritating and not nice.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,706
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I would do another rinse or two, but if you want...

I would do another rinse or two, but if you want to speed things up...

https://sciencing.com/bleach-neutralizers-6658259.html
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-22-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I have not seen that problem, but tomorrow i’m...

I have not seen that problem, but tomorrow i’m going to check those bolts.

The blue loctite is an excellent suggestion. Outstanding product that I have been using since my motocross days.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-21-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,086
Posted By PAtrailtrim
If the toad is not in neutral you have a problem....

If the toad is not in neutral you have a problem. :whistling:
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-19-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I had metal valve extenders installed for my...

I had metal valve extenders installed for my TPMS. Seems to be working just fine.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-19-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By PAtrailtrim
My Thor came with the basic manuals, but no...

My Thor came with the basic manuals, but no manuals for the appliances, TVs, radios, fans, etc.

I ended up going to the manufactures’ web pages and downloading the missing manuals. Also found...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Ditto on pool noodles trimmed to fill in the gaps.

Ditto on pool noodles trimmed to fill in the gaps.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I RV because I like to hike. RV gets me to...

I RV because I like to hike.

RV gets me to great hiking places. Tents used to be fun, but now. I want a warm shower, a cold beer, AC, and a nice bed at the end of the hike. The RV is my portable...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 08-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Used both Gai and Alltrails. Newest version of...

Used both Gai and Alltrails. Newest version of Alltrails is great.

I RV because I like to hike. RV gets me to great hiking places. Tents used to be fun, but now. I want a warm shower, a cold...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,067
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I have an exterior TV and use it on occasion....

I have an exterior TV and use it on occasion. Good for watching sport events. With the sun in the right place and the awning out no issues with the picture.

Actually a bit of a conversation...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-17-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 32,411
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I carry Chlorox wipes and wipe down spigot and...

I carry Chlorox wipes and wipe down spigot and handle before hooking up.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-16-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I’ve done biscuits in mine.

I’ve done biscuits in mine.
Forum: Test Your Changes 08-15-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By PAtrailtrim
A+ it works.

A+ it works.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Ditto. I turn on the fridge the night before...

Ditto.

I turn on the fridge the night before and run on propane. The fridge circuit board does not use that much battery power.

Once I’m loaded and ready to roll, I power up the generator, and...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Not exactly the solution you want. ...

Not exactly the solution you want.

https://shoprvlocks.com/product/magnetic_lock/

Install so all cams turn same direction.

Another alternative.
...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-12-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Congratulation! Good luck and many happy trails...

Congratulation! Good luck and many happy trails with the new rig.

You have come to an awesome place to learn. Ask and thou shall receive...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By PAtrailtrim
This is the sign that spooks me

This is the sign that spooks me
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By PAtrailtrim
It really depends on the make and model surge...

It really depends on the make and model surge protector you have. Some die when they protect you during a surge, more sophisticated EMSs protect and reset ready for the next event.

What are you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Before replacing drain line try one of the gel...

Before replacing drain line try one of the gel drain cleaners like liquid plumber.
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 08-05-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I fill fresh water at home before start on my...

I fill fresh water at home before start on my trip. I also use bottled water to cook, drink and make coffee with. Habit from years of living overseas. My house water is perfectly ok to drink.

I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-05-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,510
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Hot topic. Many states have a auxiliary brakes...

Hot topic. Many states have a auxiliary brakes requirement based upon towed vehicle weight. Lot’s of opinions. Use the search and type in “toad”.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,523
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Our local Wal-mart used to allow overnight, but...

Our local Wal-mart used to allow overnight, but the municipality passed an ordinance banning overnight parking. Police do enforce, but on occasion you still will see an RV parked overnight. This...
Forum: HDT Conversions 08-04-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Your Volvo what? Car, SUV, maybe an RV like a...

Your Volvo what? Car, SUV, maybe an RV like a Showhauler? A few more hints might help folks respond.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By PAtrailtrim
When my toad was set up for four down, installer...

When my toad was set up for four down, installer wired for lights, brake controller, and charging toad battery during towing. No need to pull a fuse.

To connect toad, I attach tow bar, chains,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I had no problem installing the EEZtire...

I had no problem installing the EEZtire anti-theft sensors on my Ford E450. All tires have metal valve extenders.

No issues with removing and re-installing when adding air. I like the product....
Forum: Just Conversation 07-31-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By PAtrailtrim
My RV salesperson comes from a family of RVers. ...

My RV salesperson comes from a family of RVers.

He knows his RVs and he gets to know the client. He treats every client like they are the most important person on the lot. Regardless if they are...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-30-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,959
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Thermal Cell products are fantastic. Odorless and...

Thermal Cell products are fantastic. Odorless and noiseless and very effective at keeping the mosquitos away.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-29-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I’ve got the Axis version of the Vegas. ...

I’ve got the Axis version of the Vegas.

Thor quality can leave a lot to be desired, but so do a lot of RV manufacturers. That said, I love my Axis and find it a great fit and perfect...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I’m using the EEZTIRE TPMS system with valve...

I’m using the EEZTIRE TPMS system with valve extenders. Very pleased with easy of installation, programming and use. Great piece of mind traveling down the road.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By PAtrailtrim
These things are awesome. However, the stuff...

These things are awesome. However, the stuff that can come out of the drain can be uggggly! I use once and discard.
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 07-23-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Alternatively use 3M Command strips and hooks....

Alternatively use 3M Command strips and hooks. Wal-Mart, Lowe’s And Home Depot have good assortment.

No holes in the wall and easy to move.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Allstays already does this. 4 and 5 star...

Allstays already does this. 4 and 5 star campgrounds a generally pretty good. 3s can be so so and avoid 2s. Confirm with reviews and use more than one review site.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-21-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By PAtrailtrim
It can be surprising what some camp grounds will...

It can be surprising what some camp grounds will call level. That is until you consider their entrepreneurially greed.

I was at one site that took every leveler block I had to get the rig level....
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-21-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Welcome! This is a great place to toss...

Welcome!

This is a great place to toss questions. Lots of that goes on here all the time. An amazingly amount of good advise gets tossed back. This is a place for answers and opinions. :thumb:...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I bought a good bicycle cable lock. It won’t...

I bought a good bicycle cable lock. It won’t stop a determined thief, but it will keep an honest man honest.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Well, so far I run fridge on propane while in...

Well, so far I run fridge on propane while in transit. Makes a big difference once I get to final destination. I do shut down while gassing up, but when done turn back on.

On top of that, I all...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-20-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,593
Posted By PAtrailtrim
:thumb: Excellent, an elegant solution. :Thanx:

:thumb: Excellent, an elegant solution. :Thanx:
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-20-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By PAtrailtrim
“For a TPMS, I use EezTire. It monitors the truck...

“For a TPMS, I use EezTire. It monitors the truck and trailer. I've been very happy with it, and it's just a sensor that screws onto the valve stems.”

Ditto.

I too have EezTire and I am also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By PAtrailtrim
:iagree: Site size based upon the RV length...

:iagree:

Site size based upon the RV length minus the tow. Most sites have room for an additional vehicle.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Just me, but I don't plug it in without...

Just me, but I don't plug it in without protection.



A good EMS will keep the electrics in your rig safe and tell you what's wrong.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By PAtrailtrim
Road Trip Ver 16 on my Iphone and Ipad

Road Trip Ver 16 on my Iphone and Ipad
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-19-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I find it is prudent to limit the amount of food...

I find it is prudent to limit the amount of food and grease being flushed into the gray tank.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 07-18-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By PAtrailtrim
LOL Makes a quick and tasty meal. ...

LOL

Makes a quick and tasty meal.

https://funnybonebroth.com/

The homemade version can be done in the RV using an Insta-pot.
Forum: Just Conversation 07-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By PAtrailtrim
I use Rain X window cleaner and have this in the...

I use Rain X window cleaner and have this in the washer reservoir.

RainX 5061320 Windshield Washer Fluid 1 Gallon (4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PMJ6FC5/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_m10lDbPV1HC2R
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,282
Posted By PAtrailtrim
And from grindstone1: “NEVER, NEVER, drive...

And from grindstone1:

“NEVER, NEVER, drive at a faster speed than what you are comfortable driving. That's just plain common sense”. :thumb:

Use you best judgement and know the limitations of...
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