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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-02-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By garywilson
Aunt's Creek (15 miles to Branson), Indian Point...

Aunt's Creek (15 miles to Branson), Indian Point (8 miles), and Old Highway 86 (near Blue Eye- 17 miles) all have a boat ramp and a courtesy dock.

All have water and electric, dump station.
...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-02-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By garywilson
There are several COE campgrounds that are good...

There are several COE campgrounds that are good unless you want a swimming pool or free ice cream. I think all of them are on the lake...I've stayed at three of them, all good.

One called Indian...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-18-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By garywilson
x2 If lot not close to level, park heading...

x2

If lot not close to level, park heading downhill and raise jack to level.
Don't forget to retract before you drive off.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-13-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,534
Posted By garywilson
Yours is not the first... BIL changed his twice,...

Yours is not the first... BIL changed his twice, gave up.
Something inside was retaining water, I think.....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-11-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,904
Posted By garywilson
"So, here is my question from those with...

"So, here is my question from those with experience. How much better is the experience of towing long distances with a 5th wheel vs a long travel trailer?"

The longer or taller a trailer is, the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-11-2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By garywilson
If no power at the switch.... Follow your...

If no power at the switch....

Follow your hot wire from the battery toward the rear.

Likely within a couple of feet from the front of the frame is a automatic re-set breaker. It may be bad by...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-10-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,559
Posted By garywilson
A little off-topic from the original post, but......

A little off-topic from the original post, but...

Does anyone really needs those tater chips?

No one anywhere in the last 50+ years can point out a cigarette butt on the ground that was mine. ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-10-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,294
Posted By garywilson
So, when the sun goes down... How many 12v...

So, when the sun goes down...

How many 12v amps does it take to make 15 x 120 volt amps; x8 hours; x2 (reducing battery to 50%), to run the AC for 8 hours?

Seems like it is around 2400 amps of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-07-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,593
Posted By garywilson
Campfire blowers:...

Campfire blowers:...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-06-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By garywilson
Glad you found the issue. Additional ref...

Glad you found the issue.

Additional ref "theres an outlet outside that says gfci but there are no reset buttons on it."

The GFCI without reset buttons is merely on the same circuit as the GFCI...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-05-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By garywilson
If the box part of the trailer is 30', that is a...

If the box part of the trailer is 30', that is a long way between stabilizers. Think of a wood frame house with braces 30' apart- the whole house would shake.

I removed the corner stabilizers...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-05-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By garywilson
If your sway bars is adjusted properly you...

If your sway bars is adjusted properly you tighten the lever all the way down until it bottoms out.

The adjustment is on the other side of the tensioner that requires a wrench to adjust.

Mine...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-05-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By garywilson
You already own the winch, so why not? Get a...

You already own the winch, so why not?

Get a land anchor if you don't already have one

An extra pulley to re-direct or double cable strength wouldn't hurt, two if you want to cut the stress in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-02-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,294
Posted By garywilson
Common accident, especially as we get older. ...

Common accident, especially as we get older.
Lady we camped with, vacationed with, grew up with like she was 'mom' fell with both hands full going down the RV steps.

She moved into a rest...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,330
Posted By garywilson
That's why I got married! Get some O-ring...

That's why I got married!

Get some O-ring lube and try it.

Could also be debris in the valve recess...use wife's toothbrush to clean it out. Let her know later.

I just changed out both of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-29-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,772
Posted By garywilson
Dollars mean nothing except expense. What would...

Dollars mean nothing except expense.
What would be relevant would be the price per KWH and how many KWH you used. Also, price for using the meter if the account was set up for only occasional use...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-22-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,534
Posted By garywilson
Check for recall or complaints on your particular...

Check for recall or complaints on your particular toilet model number.
Some leak and hold water inside toilet?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-22-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,534
Posted By garywilson
me :)x2

me :)x2
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,742
Posted By garywilson
1. Dip coffee pot in creek 2. Bring to boil ...

1. Dip coffee pot in creek
2. Bring to boil
3. Add sufficient coffee for taste
4. Enjoy
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-08-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 52,414
Posted By garywilson
From Josh who made the video Aug 2020, made this...

From Josh who made the video Aug 2020, made this update/comment 'three months ago'..

"Pinned by Josh the RV Nerd at Bish's RV
Josh the RV Nerd at Bish's RV
3 months ago
Hey Everybody!! I want...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-08-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 52,414
Posted By garywilson
Boondocking? As I have several times in the...

Boondocking?

As I have several times in the past, I will be staying two week at the GSMNP, the most visited NP in the U.S.

No water, no electricity, no dump (dump is 6 miles away). Most sites...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-08-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By garywilson
You have a FW drain somewhere. If you know...

You have a FW drain somewhere.
If you know where the tank is, look under the trailer for a single water line. Might be real short.
If no valve or cap on the line, there is a valve inside. May be...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-08-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By garywilson
Probe test light or multimeter- one probe ground,...

Probe test light or multimeter- one probe ground, the other text both sides of the CB. Both sides should have 12V.

40A fuse is probably for power center, the two CB are probably for slide and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-19-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By garywilson
LOL.... we all do something once in a while. ...

LOL.... we all do something once in a while. Left on trip, made about 100 miles before we noticed the trailer wasn't with us. "I thought you were hooking it up!"

Another option if it quits...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-18-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By garywilson
The valve on the 1 lb is similar to a tire valve...

The valve on the 1 lb is similar to a tire valve core with a rubber (?) ring on it to seal the bottle.
Sometimes when you remove the appliance you can hear a leak. Often the leak will stop if you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-18-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By garywilson
Hitting it with a boot/shoe also peels it. ...

Hitting it with a boot/shoe also peels it.

I'm waiting for mine to get bad enough to replace it with real wood.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 04-17-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,720
Posted By garywilson
I went under, putting the cable in a loom for...

I went under, putting the cable in a loom for additional protection.
Came through the floor into a pantry, mounted display on outside of cabinet by 120V monitor.
Sealed hole, done.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-14-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By garywilson
Pretty nice, huh? I surely appreciate the...

Pretty nice, huh?

I surely appreciate the system when it is hot outside I don't have to dread checking the batteries. No checking necessary, just plug and pump.

Also nice that you don't have...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By garywilson
I agree on the Flow Rite watering system. Plug...

I agree on the Flow Rite watering system.
Plug into fitting, pump, unplug.
No muss, no fuss, no mess.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FCAXT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,206
Posted By garywilson
Speechless...

Speechless...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-04-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,972
Posted By garywilson
https://www.amazon.com/Husky-31610-Brute-Retractab...

https://www.amazon.com/Husky-31610-Brute-Retractable-Extension/dp/B00BX9C59Q

https://www.adventurerv.net/husky-brute-super-jack-foot-31610-p-30245.html
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-04-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By garywilson
Pump may have lost prime...although usually...

Pump may have lost prime...although usually self-priming.
Mind did it last year.
Added water to the pump by pouring water in the winterizing hose.
Hasn't happened since.
Also, sometimes the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-01-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,921
Posted By garywilson
I think you should just go to two or three and...

I think you should just go to two or three and then report back!

:thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-01-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,433
Posted By garywilson
Depends on what type of ants. One place I...

Depends on what type of ants.

One place I stay issue is Argentine ants...had to get killer that specs Argentine and could only find one.

Generally, I use a liquid spray around trailer contact...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-21-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By garywilson
I replaced mine bath fan with a Hengs in existing...

I replaced mine bath fan with a Hengs in existing vent, added a Hengs in 2nd existing vent that didn't have a fan.

I like it, but have no idea how it compares to the Fantastic. Seems to be...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-21-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By garywilson
Lots of vendors including etrailer.com ...

Lots of vendors including etrailer.com

etrailer can probably offer recommendations and advice... a good resource.
Forum: Just Conversation 03-17-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,560
Posted By garywilson
-------------- I used to be able to easily...

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I used to be able to easily 'hunker down', but my 'hunker' doesn't work as well as it did.

There a still a few places I want to go and things to see. Every year I 'hunker' is...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-17-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,531
Posted By garywilson
------------ I'm not a plumber although I...

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I'm not a plumber although I pretend to be sometimes.

Curious...

1. Why not a coupling instead of a union? Cheaper and won't loosen.

2. I can't tell if the seal is tape or...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-13-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By garywilson
Strange. You can test that by closing off...

Strange.

You can test that by closing off the water heater and then see if you get water out of both the cold and hot valves of your faucets.

If nothing comes out of the hot water side, you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-13-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By garywilson
I use 'Rock Tamers', several vendors including...

I use 'Rock Tamers', several vendors including amazon and etrailer.
Parts are available. I switched it from 2" to 2 1/2" with parts from etrailer.
Been using them almost 10 years now.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-13-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By garywilson
Oh, let it dry. After dry, it may or may not...

Oh, let it dry.
After dry, it may or may not feel sticky.
If it does, put corn starch, flour, whatever on it and rinse off after a bit.

The holes in my tent were more than just pin holes.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-13-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By garywilson
Gear Aid Seam Grip +WP Sealant + Adhesive. ...

Gear Aid Seam Grip +WP Sealant + Adhesive.
Seals clear.
I put some on my tent about 15 years ago, used it a lot. Seal still good.
...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-13-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By garywilson
Pour water on the outside of the window to check...

Pour water on the outside of the window to check weep holes also. I had one that if rain hit outside of window it would run inside at the bottom of the sliding window because another weep hole was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,564
Posted By garywilson
------------ Yes, I carry chains although...

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Yes, I carry chains although they are not required. Mud happens even if snow might not. I even carry first aid supplies and ice cleats for my boots.

But, you don't want...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,696
Posted By garywilson
I'd rather get 'stock' and do my own add-ons. ...

I'd rather get 'stock' and do my own add-ons.

Too many gimmicks.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,564
Posted By garywilson
Any time there is a chance of snow, ice, or mud I...

Any time there is a chance of snow, ice, or mud I carry chains for all 8 tires.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-10-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By garywilson
If you are sure it is a seal, just don't use...

If you are sure it is a seal, just don't use silicone caulk.

Before you tear into it, are you sure it is a leak and the weep holes aren't plugged up with debris?

If so, a piece of stripped 12ga...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-10-2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By garywilson
Hey Tom, Looks like will be below freezing...

Hey Tom,

Looks like will be below freezing Friday and Saturday nights.

Ref propane regulator... they sometimes get moisture in them that will freeze and lock up until it thaws.

If it was...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-08-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By garywilson
I have been using the 507 for almost two years,...

I have been using the 507 for almost two years, ever since I had a tire go flat that damaged my trailer.

If I run out of range of a sensor, the temp and pressure don't change and they are still...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-21-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,355
Posted By garywilson
-------- Puzzled. For some reason, the...

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Puzzled.

For some reason, the several battery company sites I looked at believe that their AGM batteries must be vented and not put into a sealed container.

The suggestion was that if...
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